Soldiers form bond with Djiboutian caretakers

SOS Village D’ Enfants – Tadjoura administrators, staff members, and caretakers record footage and listen to a discussion on airway blockage given by Sgt. Brian Duckworth, a civil affairs team medic with C/Co 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, here on January 3, 2017. The SOS Village provides cares for 90 Djiboutian children at its compound and partnered with a local civil affairs team to hold discussions in shared best practices related to administering first aid.                                                                                                                  (US Army Photo By: Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams C Co/411th Civil Affairs Battalion)
SOS Village D’ Enfants – Tadjoura administrators, staff members, and caretakers record footage and listen to a discussion on airway blockage given by Sgt. Brian Duckworth, a civil affairs team medic with C/Co 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, here on January 3, 2017. The SOS Village provides cares for 90 Djiboutian children at its compound and partnered with a local civil affairs team to hold discussions in shared best practices related to administering first aid. (US Army Photo By: Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams C Co/411th Civil Affairs Battalion)
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